How Australian farmers are harvesting the sun to water their fields

For Queensland-based solar installer Matthew Beech, the potential for solar to power farming applications like irrigation around the country is huge – and the need, even greater.

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Two Charts That Show How Renewable Energy Has Blown Away Expectations

The world’s most prominent energy forecaster will raise its outlook for wind and solar installations following a decade of underestimating growth in the renewables industry.

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9 Aussie Towns Going 100% Renewable

Towns and communities across Australia are waiting for no one – they’re stepping up to deliver decisive climate action themselves! Here are nine Aussie towns aiming for 100% renewables.

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Queensland report outlines 50 per cent renewable energy map

Minister for Energy Mark Bailey said, “It is absolutely achievable and realistic.”

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Wave, solar and energy storage combine forces to power WA island

Could a mix of renewable energy completely and independently power Garden Island off the coast of Perth, Western Australia?

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The Future is Renewable: Targets and Policies by Country

The Phillip Riley research series is an investigation into the renewable energy policies of Australia, the United States and various Asia Pacific nations. The reports look into the countries’ renewable energy potential, climate change targets and the success of their policy to date. Each report focuses on the current and future use of renewable energy and takes into account the political, geographical and economic challenges unique to each nation.

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Trustpower – NewCo is now Tilt Renewables!

Today is also an opportunity to introduce Tilt Renewables and its associated visual identity. Inspired by the tilting of turbine blades with the wind and of solar panels towards the sun, Tilt Renewables intends to bring a fresh perspective to the Australasian renewable energy market while building off the strong position and track record that Trustpower has created over many years.

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Trustpower – NewCo is now Tilt Renewables!

European Union (EU) greenhouse gas emissions continued to decrease in 2014, with a 4.1% reduction in emissions to 24.4% below 1990 levels, according to the EU’s annual inventory published today by the European Environment Agency (EEA).

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Renewable Energy Has Arrived

Sierra Leone dropping import duties on household solar appliances. Foundations putting up millions of dollars to kick start India’s ambitious renewable energy efforts. Iconic brand companies committing to 100 percent clean energy at facilities worldwide.

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NSW is Australia’s worst state for renewable energy use

NSW is the worst state in Australia for renewable energy use – and it is falling further behind, a new report from the Climate Council says.

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Boost renewable energy target to 50% and get 28,000 extra jobs

Modelling shows Australian RET of 50% by 2030, rather than current trajectory of 34%, would almost double number of jobs created.

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Envisioning a wind, water and solar world

Placing planet Earth on a strict diet—100 percent renewable energy—can be done by 2050, without the need for radically new technology, contends Stanford University Professor Mark Z. Jacobson.

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New CSIRO document reveals scale of planned cuts to climate programs

One of CSIRO’s main climate science units planned to slash four out of five researchers, all but eliminating its monitoring and climate modelling research, a new document reveals.

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The executives leaving oil and gas behind for jobs in clean energy

Elaine Buck grew up in the oilfields of Texas. She started her career as a navigation engineer on seismic research vessels for Schlumberger, a big oil-services company, and worked her way to high up in the executive ranks, with a salary to match. So how has this American hydrocarbon specialist ended up living in the tiny, remote Orkney islands off northern Scotland, and working at the forefront of renewable energy?

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Work finally begins on second Canberra solar farm at Mugga Lane

Work is finally set to begin on the Mugga Lane solar farm, almost three years after Chinese company Zhenfa won an ACT government contract to supply solar power.

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Almost 100 Million Homes May Run Only on Solar by 2020

Almost 100 million households worldwide may be powered by solar panels by 2020, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

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New wind farm set to power almost 50,000 Canberra homes

Almost 50,000 additional Canberra homes will be powered by renewable energy after a new wind farm contract was awarded by the ACT Government.

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World’s Largest Desert Solar plant In Morocco Has Gone Live

Morocco has activated the world’s largest solar power plant in the Sahara desert, near the city of Quarzazate. According to Climate Investment Funds (CIF), the plant is capable of powering over one million homes by 2018 and will also reduce carbon emissions by 760,000 tons er year.

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World’s Tallest Solar Tower to Supply 120,000 Homes With Renewable Energy

Israel’s 787-foot concentrated solar power tower—which will be the world’s tallest such tower once construction is complete—will bring up to 121 megawatts of renewable power to the country.

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This glass sphere might revolutionize solar power on Earth

German architect André Broessel, of Rawlemon, has looked into his crystal ball and seen the future of renewable energy. In this case it’s a spherical sun-tracking solar energy-generating globe — essentially a giant glass marble on a robotic steel frame. But this marble is no toy. It concentrates both sunlight and moonlight up to 10,000 times — making its solar harvesting capabilities 35 percent more efficient than conventional dual-axis photovoltaic designs.

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Statoil to Invest $200M in Renewables, Energy Storage by 2022

Statoil ASA, Norway’s biggest oil and gas producer, will invest as much as $200 million in renewable energy over four to seven years as part of Chief Executive Officer Eldar Saetre’s plan to diversify the company’s portfolio.

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Sydney household becomes “mini power station” with solar + Powerwall + Grid Credits

Australia’s first household to add a Tesla Powerwall battery can this week begin buying and selling energy on the electricity market, after the addition of a world-leading software program by Canberra company, Reposit Power.

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